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Rapid response to person in the water

Lifeboats News Release

Newbiggin's volunteers were tasked to a report of a person in difficulty

Cambois Bay when the tide is out looking north to Newbiggin

RNLI/Richard Martin

Cambois Bay
The Wednesday evening training exercise had just completed with the lifeboat team about to recover with the shore crew when an urgent request for lifeboat assistance was received.

The call came in from UK Coastguard Humber Operation Centre with reports of one person well off the shore in the Cambois Bay in difficulty.

Newbiggin's Atlantic 85 lifeboat 'Richard Wake Burdon' headed at full speed south to the search area and arrived at Cambois Bay shortly afterwards to find the casualty in a very onerous location. They were brought onto the safety of the lifeboat then given immediate casualty care whilst the lifeboat headed back to station. On arrival the casualty was handed over to a team from the North East Ambulance Service where further casualty care was administered.

Throughout the incident on scene support was given by the Coastguard Rescue Teams from Newbiggin and Blyth which assisted in a successful outcome for this incident.

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For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or [email protected] or Jim Rice Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email [email protected] or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

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Cambois Bay looking south when tide is out

RNLI/Richard Martin

Cambois Bay

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